He defends the health reform that guarantees access to medical coverage to everybody, even those that can´t afford it, through subsidies to buy health coverage. The law was ratified by the Supreme Court. 'Beyond politics, the Supreme Court decision was a triumph of the people, whose lives will be more secure and protected.'
Does not support the health reform and announced that if he is elected President, he will do everything to repeal it. 'Obamacare was a bad law and is a bad law today. It´s necessary to revoke it.', Romney said after the Supreme Court decision. For the Republican, the health reform is too expensive and allows too much intromission from the government in people´s lives.
He supports an immigration reform that would offer the path to permanent residency to the 11 million undocumented that live in the US. He also supports the Dream Act, the legislation that would give permanent residency to thousands of undocumented students who arrived in the country with no papers when they were children. 'We need an immigration law that will get out of the shadows the 11 million of undocumented that reside here, requiring of them a series of steps so they can regularize their situation.'
He is against the Dream Act and the immigration reform because he considers them an 'amnesty'. And he has said that everybody that wants to come or stay, should get on the back of the line like any other immigrant. 'We cannot award their illegal entry with permanent residency.', he said. Romney criticizes also the massive deportation under the Obama administration. 'The Hispanic community has suffered enough the economic policies and the false immigration promises of the President. The Hispanic voters should know that I will work hard to gain their trust and their vote. And when I am President, I will keep my promises.'
Obama wants to return the troops from Afghanistan and pass on the security control to the Afghan army.
Romney is against the return of troops and believes that the Afghan forces are not ready to assume control. He believes that it will create a void that would be used by the Taliban to their advantage. 'I want the troops to return home but not because of political reasons, but because it's a decision based on the facts', said Romney.
Supports the woman's right to have an abortion and defends the court decision in 1973, Roe vs Wade, that put in place. 'I am committed with this Constitutional right. But I am also committed with policies that prevent unwanted or forced pregnancies', Obama said.
He is against abortions and the court decision that established the right to in 1973, Roe vs. Wade. 'I would like to see Roe vs. Wade's decision eliminated and have the states and the people the ones who would have the ability of imposing legislation in favor of life', Romney said.
Obama has said that he supports the right of same sex couples to get married and added that he will work to revoke the federal law that stipulates that marriage is between a man and a woman. He approved the lifting of the prohibitionof gays to openly serve in the military.
He does not support the right to marry for homosexuals. He has said that matrimony is between a man and a woman. He does not defend the freedom gays have now to serve openly in the military.
Obama defends the participation of government to stop the crisis through public works. Obama favors the welfare state that assists the underprivileged. 'I have not seen a single analyst that would say that my opponent's plan would create a single job', said Obama, criticizing Romney's proposals.
Romney is against the government's salvage of the economy through the public work. Furthermore, he is against big government and the welfare state to help the most vulnerable. 'Obama has been President for three and a half years and the actions speak by themselves', said Romney, attacking the President's policies.
The President supports a stricter plan of regulations that will control financial companies and banks. Besides, as a part of his plan to rescue the economy, he put in place a number of new regulations.
Romney opposes new regulations for the financial sector. He has said that it can take care by itself.
Obama has said that it is time for the United States to bring home all the troops to minimize the cost of the war and put those monies to cover the necessities here at home, like schools, hospitals and the creation of jobs.
He strongly defends a big military budget that would allow for a strong presence in the world. He believes that this is the only way to protect the interests of the United States and to minimize the terrorist threat.
The President is in favor of closing the notorious prison in the Cuban island. The prison was opened by then President George W. Bush to house the terrorist suspects after the attacks on September 11, 2001.
Romney defends the prison and has said that it should continue to operate.
Obama has said time and time again that he is a Christian, that he profess the Christian religion, to put aside the rumors that he is a Muslim.
Romney practices the Mormon religion and is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Days Saints.